Thursday, September 24, 2015

5 bedrooms that wax poetic over fall

John Keats' poem To Autumn celebrates the rich ripeness that's synonymous with fall: the fall harvest, the fall of life, and now, these five fall-toned bedrooms.

My apologies to Mr. Keats if it looks as if I take his poem lightly. Nothing could be further from the truth, and I grant he'd find himself comfortable in any of these rooms. I know I would.

1. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness 

Martyn Lawrence Bullard/Architectural Digest.
I love the bedside lamp with the tall, narrow copper shade, as well as the bronze Hindu statue on the opposite nighstand. The gold velvet of the bed upholstery reminds me of a ripe Bosc pear--one of my favorite treats of fall. I never would have thought to pair strong, burnished golds with pale minty greens, but it comes together so beautifully here, thanks to the artwork and the area rug that emulates its curves.


2. Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun

Gary Riggs Home Interiors
So many geometric patterns and texturings going on here, but they all work so well because of the accent neutral palette. My favorite part is the yellow desk chair and the yellow zebra pattern on the end-of-bed bench.


 3. Drows’d with the fume of poppies


These two photos, above and below, are opposite sides of the same bedroom in the New York row house owned by Kevin McLaughlin, cofounder of J. McLaughlin. The unusual four-poster bed with the disc-like turnings lends an exotic look to the room, shored up by the curling patterns in the wallpaper, the carvings in the mirror, and the bright ikat draperies. Stripes, plaids, ikat and paisley all work together to create a warm, harmonious room. See more photos of this home here.




4. Barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day 

Moises Esquenazi/House Beautiful

Who says pink and purple aren't autumn colors? Just watch a few sunsets and you'll see them against a dusky sky much like these blue walls. The striped chair is pretty darn cute, but the jewel-toned paisley sheets are my favorite. They bring it all together. See more photos of this Los Angeles bungalow owned by designer Moises Esquenazi over at House Beautiful.


5. Among the river sallows borne aloft

There's something so cozy and relaxing about a tone-on-tone room. This one makes me want to curl up for a nap under that luscious faux fur throw. It's about as close as I'll ever get to owning a mink coat.


Tune in tomorrow for 'Friday's fall favorites: finds, food and fun'


Just a few odds and ends that caught my eye, a favorite recipe and a simple craft. Maybe you'll see something to help you make the most of your autumn get-togethers.

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